First held back in 1972, the annual CMA Music Festival continues to attract ......
First held back in 1972, the annual CMA Music Festival continues to attract country music fans from all over the world. The four-day festival is unique in the level of interaction enabled between music fans and artists with photo opportunities, autograph signing sessions, special meet and greet sessions and plenty of family entertainment. Performing on several different stages, visitors can expect to see a whole range of different artists from world-renowned musicians to local talent that's newly emerging on to the stage.
Usually held over the Father's Day weekend at Centennial Park, the American ......
Usually held over the Father's Day weekend at Centennial Park, the American Artisan Festival showcases the work of over 150 artists from across the region. Works on display range from traditional paintings and drawings through to handmade jewellery, furniture and woodwork. All the exhibiting artists must first go through an application process before being selected to display their works. In addition to the many art exhibitions and stalls, there's a programme of live musical performances, children's activities, face painting tents and food and drink stalls.
The Nashville Shakespeare Festival extends an invitation to theatre lovers ......
The Nashville Shakespeare Festival extends an invitation to theatre lovers to bring themselves, a picnic and a blanket to Centennial Park and enjoy the words of William Shakespeare brought to life. First held in 1989, the festival presents accessible professional theatre to thousands of people. Each open-air performance is preceded by an hour's musical entertainment, helping to set the scene for a memorable evening. Besides the festival in the park, The Nashville Shakespeare Festival offers workshops and training programmes throughout the year and an outreach programme aimed at promoting theatre in schools.
One of the biggest nights in the bluegrass music calendar, the annual Inter ......
One of the biggest nights in the bluegrass music calendar, the annual International Bluegrass Music Awards is a glitzy affair where various artists and musicians receive awards in recognition of their musical achievements. Featuring a mix of live musical performances, awards, drinks and tearful acceptance speeches, this is one of the biggest boot-scooting events in the industry.
The annual NAIA (North American Indian Association) Pow Wow and Fall Festiv ......
The annual NAIA (North American Indian Association) Pow Wow and Fall Festival is a great celebration of Native American customs and culture and attracts visitors from across the state of Tennessee. Events include traditional Indian food stalls, arts and crafts, jewellery, storytelling, children's games and events, drumming and dancing contests and numerous cultural performances and demonstrations. An opportunity for Native American Indians to come together to celebrate their culture, tourists and visitors are also invited to share and participate in the experience. Always held over the third weekend in October, this hugely popular event has been described as the 'largest Pow Wow east of the Mississippi'.
Long Hunter State Park.
Long Hunter State Park, Nashville, United States
$6 adults; $3 concessions; children under 5 free.
Nashville 2016 events
Antiques and Garden Show of Nashville
Date (To be confirmed):
February 2016 (February.)
The Antiques and Garden Show of Nashville brings together nationally and in ......
The Antiques and Garden Show of Nashville brings together nationally and internationally renowned experts and exhibitors in the fields of antiques, decorative arts and landscape design. The show features 150 antique and horticultural booths, and many innovative landscaped gardens. In addition, special lectures are offered by experts in their fields who are on the cutting edge in home and garden style. The show's reputation as an important event in the Southeast has grown steadily over the years.
Nashville Convention Center.
Nashville Convention Center, Nashville, United States
This annual event is dedicated to songs and songwriters and is one the bigg ......
This annual event is dedicated to songs and songwriters and is one the biggest festivals of its kind in the US. An event imbued with the spirit of Nashville, over five days Tin Pan South features performances from some of the very best singer songwriters from all over the world. The event is organised by the Nashville Songwriters Association International (NSAI), which was established in 1967 and is the world's largest not-for-profit trade organisation dedicated to serving songwriters of all genres of music.
The Nashville Film Festival is reputedly one of the longest-running film fe ......
The Nashville Film Festival is reputedly one of the longest-running film festivals in the US and welcomes audiences in excess of 15,000 people each year. Attracting entries from all over the world and spanning all genres, the festival is a truly eclectic event that introduces audiences to some great experimental works. And taking place in Nashville, the spiritual home of country music, it only seems right that part of the festival is dedicated to films with a musical theme. In addition to the many screenings, visitors can participate in a range of workshops, discussion forums and after show parties.
The TACA Spring Craft Fair is the state's finest outdoor showcase for Tenne ......
The TACA Spring Craft Fair is the state's finest outdoor showcase for Tennessee craft artists. It attracts over 50,000 people to see new work by a group of more than 175 Tennessee fine craft artists. The fair offers shoppers the opportunity to meet and talk with exhibiting artists, eat and drink from an international food court, enjoy live entertainment, visit special exhibits and demonstrations, purchase a wide-variety of handcrafted works, and, for the kids, there are art and craft workshops.
Thousands of participants descend on the city each year to run in or watch ......
Thousands of participants descend on the city each year to run in or watch the popular Country Music Marathon and 1/2 Marathon. Runners set off from Centennial Park and a carnival atmosphere takes over the city as approximately 50 bands and 30 high school cheer squads line the route at what's known as 'Music City'. Musical styles include country, rock, jazz, blues, swing, and generate a unique and electrifying buzz for the day's event. The music and entertainment continues late into the night at the post-race party at the Gaylord Entertainment Center in downtown Nashville.
The Fall Craft Fair is one of the biggest outdoor events for American fine ......
The Fall Craft Fair is one of the biggest outdoor events for American fine craft artists in Tennessee. It is a very popular event, annually attracting over 45,000 people who come to the fair to view the works of close to 200 of the finest artists and craftspeople from across the country. The fair offers shoppers the opportunity to meet and talk with exhibiting artists, eat and drink from an international food court, enjoy live music and children's activities, visit special exhibits and demonstrations, and purchase a wide-variety of unique handcrafted works.
The colonial fair gives visitors an oppertunity to sample 18th century food ......
The colonial fair gives visitors an oppertunity to sample 18th century foods, games and period costume performances of historical events. With fantastic costumes authenticated by historians, ethusiatic volunteers and actors, this is an excellent fair well worth a visit.
Caldwell Road, Goodletsville, Nashville, United States